Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has spoken on the death of his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Emmanuel Samuel Nanle.
Nanle died on Monday evening in India where he was receiving treatment.
Lalong in a condolence message issued and signed by the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Hon. Yakubu Dati, described the death as shocking.
He described the deceased as a committed patriot with an uncommon zeal.
Governor Lalong said the late DOPA was not only a close ally but a pillar who worked consciously for the success of the administration.
His message reads, “I recalled that the late Emmanuel Nanle braved all odds in 2014 and tirelessly worked for the success of the APC in Plateau state in the 2015 general elections.
“I and my government will surely miss the deceased especially, at this time when his services are most needed.
“His death though painful is the will of God.
“The Governor said arrangements will be made to bring back the remains of the Late Emmanuel Nanle home for a befitting burial.
Meanwhile, a condolence register has been opened at the Government House, Rayfield and at the Ministry of Information and Communication headquarters, JD Gomwalk secretariat, Jos.